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Let the Mob Do the Job – Freedom of Expression & Religion Online
November 19, 2017 @ 14:30 - 17:30
Launch and Panel Discussion
‘Let the mob do the job’ – a discussion on freedom of expression and religion online in Asia
Date: 19 November 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: Room KL11, KLTC, Level 2 Chulan Tower, Jalan Conlay.
Research in several Asian countries reveals worrying trends of well-organised and targeted attacks committed in the name of defending religion or beliefs against individuals and groups of people who exercise their freedom of expression. The internet, while creating spaces for discussion and participation, has also been used by certain actors to manipulate online images and messages to mobilise or provoke responses and actions that could be harmful. This session will discuss the findings in the report that covered Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan and hear from experts on the context, challenges and opportunities in Malaysia for the practice of freedom of expression and religion online.
Report presentation by: Gayathry Venkiteswaran
- Sevan Doraisamy (SUARAM executive director)
- Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (human rights lawyer)
- Mujahid Yusof Rawa (Member of Parliament for Parit Buntar)
Participation is open to all and there is no entrance fee. Refreshments will be served.
This event is co-organised by the School of Media, Languages and Cultures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and the Association for Progressive Communications.
For inquiries, please contact Gayathry (019-7257970).